From left: a hover fly
pollinating a bloom; parasitic wasp eggs on a tomato hornworm; an aphid-eating ladybug larvae.
The beneficial insects viz., coccinellid beetle (Coccinella septumpunctata [Linnaeus]), common green lacewing (Chrysoperla carnea [Stephens]), hover fly
(Eupeodes confrater [Wiedemann]) and bigeyed bug (Geocoris ochropterus [Fieber]) were not so severely affected in the treated and control fields and no statistical differences noted in their densities.
K's responses to a hover fly
reads, "...Pollen (that's the name for the sticky yellow dust) helps plants make seeds, but first it must be moved from flower to flower.
Alan Castano took the picture (left) of a goldfinch taking a rest at Coundon level crossing.; Andy Littlewood, of Poultney Road, Radford, Coventry, took the picture (right) of "some kind of hover fly
on goat willow catkin".; THOMAS PORTER, aged 11, of Whitestone, Nuneaton, went on an art trip to Twycross Zoo with his school, St.
He has already produced a non-airborne prototype that mimics the wing beats of a hover fly
Several of the photos depict endangered species, such as the yellow-lipped ladies' tresses orchid, and the northern harrier, but even more stunning is the close-up of a hover fly
on a balloon flower.
Perversely, moths seem to avoid them, leaving the big yellow flowers to earwigs and hover fly
The mother hover fly
is especially attracted, before laying her mass of eggs, on French marigolds (Tagates) and the true marigold (Calendula officinalis), whose lovely petals can also be used to decorate salads.
Quickly I call my two sons over to see a 1/2" hover fly
, suspended in mid-air.
Right, the bridge over the River Wear at Biddick, Washington, was captured by Trevor Hall NATURAL TALENT Left, Tony Scott snapped this hover fly
at Tranwell ponds near Morpeth, Northumberland.
Clockwise, from top left: the scorpion; a trigger fish; hover fly
; wasps; ants; a fly swot - it could come in useful
INSECTS: There are 553 species of insect, including 93 different types of hover fly
- that's nearly half the varieties in Britain; 53 species of bee plus 13 types of wasp that have never before been recorded in the UK.